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benedict will resign in two weeks from now saying his health is the reason. >> good morning, i am kristen sze. >> pope benedict was elected in 2005 at the age of 78, the oldest pope chosen in 300 years. he plans to spend the rest of his life living in a monastery in a life of prayer. we have team coverage with abc7 news reporter filled with local reaction and our reporter is joining us live from washington, dc, with the latest. karen? >> good afternoon. the news was a surprise to the pope's closest aides but officials say they noticed he had grown weaker. the first pope to resign in 600 years but pope benedict says he made the decision freely. >> it was a stunning announcement. delivered in latin. at the end of a meeting of cardinals in rome. pope benedict xvi will step down at the end of the month for health reasons. the 85-year-old said the strength deteriorateed "to the extent i have to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry." >> he feels he carried the cross to the point he can and is calm and said now i will pass it on. >> for the 1 billion catholics around the wo
benedict left the vatican today in an emotional ceremony witnessed by tens of thousands in romes and millions an the world. the resignation became effective minutes ago at 11:00 our time. right now, pope benedict xvi is resting in the new home, a live picture where you will see the guard, the swiss guards, are no longer standing guard. their job is to protect the head of the church. a few minutes ago, the guards actually closed the doors dramatically and left their post to head back to the vatican. nick is live in rome with the latest. >> pope benedict xvi has performed the final and most memorable act, historic resignation that could transform the catholic church. he ended it humbly. after eight years, a modest simple wave and it was over. (inaudible). >> from the summer retreat, pope benedict xvi closed the door and said good by to the closist advisors and a happy wave before boarding the helicopter and then a lap in the air around the vatican and a beautiful blue sky in rome. each step recorded live by dozens of cameras, which has never been seen before in the history of the c
history with the outgoing pope benedict. >> they have known each other since the early 80's and the cardinal told us he will meet with the pope on thursday morning for a farewell which will be very emotional. when the pope, when he was a cardinal, he chose him to replace him as the prefect of the congregation and when he was pope benedict he elevated him to cardinal in 2006. he retired last year and never thought he would be part of a conclave. pope benedict's resignation surprised him and he is landing to leave for rome tomorrow and said even if you are not catholic he is asking you keep him if your thoughts. >> i will be the first former ambassador -- archbishop of san francisco to have this solemn duty. i rely on the prayers of all the faithful of church and i ask the prayers of my brothers and sisters in other christian communities. jesus has assured us that the prayers we pray to god will receive a response. i ask, as well, the good will and prayers of the whole community for this important moment in the history of the catholic church. >> the conclave is not without con
your mom. ♪ hot mess is. >> how did he react. we were speechless. >> pope benedict stun cardinal with the first papal resignation in 6 century. just hours after the announcement lightning strikes the basilica of saint peter dome in vatican city. pope benedict chosen to be pope for life says the failing strength and health are forcing the decision. he was elected to the position about 8 years ago and you can see how the position and age has taken a toll. here he is on day one and today much thinner and more frail. 7 news reporter situations live in vatican city tonight with the latest on a real surprise for all catholic catholics. nick. >> the pope is a shy leader but today announcement reminder of the man they used to call god rottweiler. unpredictable unprecedented and might guarantee the legacy. >> at 85 he's silver hair and cerebral and says he simply can't keep up. pope benedict the 16th told the cardinal that latin he is so infirm i have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the men industryen trusted to me. in the last year benedict grew increasingly
about the rare species. plus, the latest on pope benedict's resignation and what the online followers can expect with the >> cupertino, concord, wine country, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> the vatican has a big task at hand to select pope benedict's successor but they have made a decision when it comes to the twitter account. he is fold by two million people and the vatican radio announced when he leaves office next week they will close the account. pope benedict only posted two tweets in english during lent and no word whether the successor will open his own twitter account. former secretary of state madeleine albright is promoting a new week and spoke before a packed house last night in san rafael and talked with me about her childhood during world war ii and the nazi invasion and living in a bomb shelter say the new secretary of state, john kerry, is facing serious challenges in asia, china, latin america, and africa. >> part of the world has been heard from and the challenge, really, is trying to figure out what the first things are he will do. >> her book is "prague
goodbye to pope benedict, the crowd tonight came out for one of the final official act tonight. >> love in the workplace, the surprising new study on office romance tonight >> walnut creek, campbell and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> in pittsburg a high speed chase ended with the after three people accused of stealing a car. antioch police say they chased the man and two women from antioch to highway 4 to pittsburg around 4:00 this morning. border agent tonight are looking for encourage thieve tonight. agent tonight in oakland discovered something in a shipment of dried flower tonight which grow tonight in the wilds of australia that can cause problem on agriculture here. if the weed take tonight root it could have a devastating impact on our economy. >> you probably know that tomorrow is valentine's day. i hope. if you are looking for love, a survey says it may have be right next to you in the office. there was a survey of 4,000 worker across the country and 39 percent of workers have date add co-worker once over the course of their career. 16 percent reported going out with th
the checkered flag. >> my players and thoughts with all the people hurt in the grandstands. >> pope benedict xvi delivers mass at the vatican one more time. >> also ahead, a southern california card nationality will replace him. why authorities questioned him today before he left for the vatican. >> also, why neighbors are upset with a plan to upgrade a section of san francisco's waterfront. >> and warriors go for a third win of a row. >> i'm leigh glaser and few subtle changes in our forecast for hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even o
benedict's final farewell, what he tell the faithful during the last public appearance before stepping >> walnut creek, campbell, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> not first time since the middle ages, a pope is choosing to say good by, pope benedict xvi bid final public farewell to the followers this morning after the vatican. tens of thousands packed st. support's square as he took the final ride in the popemobile receiving a long-standing ovation and drove through the square in his popemobile. when he steps down tomorrow he will leave for a retreat outside of rome and will remove himself from the public eye dedicating himself to prayer and meditation. >> it is time now for a look at weather. a little hazy. looking for rain. >>the good news although it is hazy, it doesn't look like we will have a "spare the air" with the warm surge. so enjoy it outside. sonoma and napa and sfo oakland, concord, santa cruz, and watsonville, the dryest, ever, going to a new year the 5th dryest in san francisco and second in redwood city so we need the rain. you can see nothing but dust in the
range missile. >> stunning announcement today from the pope. benedict the skaechbt gave his notice retiring at the end of the month. first time that has happened in 600 years. pope is a job usually kept for life. as you look live at the vatican tonight the catholic church is lacking for new leader. 7 news before jon alston has the story. >> it was the moment that caught millions of catholic faithful completely off guard. the pope announced a ceremony that at age 85 he could not continue on. >> today decision by benedict the 16th came as a huge surprise to me and i think to everyone in rome. >> i was shock. >> there water an identical reaction at st. mary's college where tonight the pope got prayers from those who gather for mass at the chapel. some students hope he open as dialogue on issues like married priest and same sex marriage. i do believe a lot of the traditions and stand that we have in the church but i think we definitely need to move forward. >> i don't know if i necessarily a priest but more respect in authority and power for women in the church the lay women. >> h
in the pope's suite over looking saint peter's square went dark. that was after pope benedict made his final public appearance in front of 15,000 people at saint peter's square. benedict is the first pope in 600 years to resign from the papacy. stay with us for continuing cufnlg of the farewell to -- continuing with the farewell to pope benedict. >>> researchers at ucsf say the cost of emergency care varies by tens of thousands of dollars depending on which hospital you are at. out of pocket charges for something like a sprain or muscle strain can cost as little as $4 or 24,000. headache treatments range from $15 to more than 17,000. a urinary tract infection might cost you $50 or $73,000. 2* calls for more transparency in emergency care charges. >>> forget skinny supermodels. bigger models can mean bigger profits. women are less likely to buy products if they are sold by models and celebrities. that's because thin women make them feel bad about themselves. researchers say a better way to increase sales is to use a more subtle image. >>> another warm, winter day, but changes are coming. >> y
the acts dated back to the 19 yichlts vatican announced out going pope benedict and successor would be the only 2 people to see the results of top secret investigation into misconduct in the catholic church. italian media sets report details evidence of corruption, blackmail and gay sex ring. vatican has denied those accounts. >>> mean time today pope benedict enacted major change to church law to speed up the selection of his successor. new law will allow cardinals to call the conclave earlier than what is currently allowed. that change will allow the cardinals to elect and install the new pope before holy week combines on palm sunday march 24th this year. >> pope ben picture is set to officially step down this thursday 3 days from now and among those who choose successor is archbishop of san francisco. first tile the cardinal william has ever taken part in the secret conclave. carolyn tyler has the story. >> you need to pray for me. >>reporter: cardinal william heads to rome tomorrow. today he spoke before seminarian and faculty at saint patrick seminary and university in menlo
hotel found nothing. >> new details about the health problems facing pope benedict. a day after he unexpectedly announced his resignation at the catholic church's top leader. vatican revealed that he had a secret pacemaker installed and under went a procedure to replace the battery. we're getting the first glimpse where he'll retire. he will move into a four story building attached to a vatican monastery that they have been renovating for months. they are racing to get the work done before he retires. >> there is a lot of sunshine out there today. a little slower started than yesterday and more humidity. temperatures not quite as warm right now as they were yesterday. i still think this we have warmer than average temperatures and we'll hit 70 before the cooler weather hits this weekend. >> and american express teams up with twitter, how you can buy things using a hash tag. >> and it's tuesday, mardi gras >> cheryl: twitter is teaming up with american express to be a shopping site. messaging service can shop using their american express card. you can tweet a special hash tag and am
getting the community more involved. >>g more about pope benedict resignation tonight. we have pictures of the place he will live in retirement. he's supposedly going to quit at the end of the month. plus the call for new pope who represents a changing world now. nuts reporter david right is at the vatican. >> end of the month he will have to mav out of the of palace. pope official residence since the 17th century. every previous occupant stayed until he died. pope benedict will be the first to walk out the door. won't have to walk far. today the vatican revealed his retirement home just behind st. peter's. former nun with the own chapel and library. vatican spokesman disclosed new details about the pope deteriorating health. revealing he has a pacemaker. recently underwent surge are i to replace the battery. >> nothing sudden. past few years he certainly slowed down a bit. >>reporter: already the focus on chasing successor. process not at all lake voting for president. >> tried to read god mind. who do you want as pope. >> black pope or asian pope would make history. one p
the current pope benedict will be called emeritus after he steps down. >> despite tensions between the united states and north korea former nba star rodman arrived this morning. he is in the communist country with several globetrotters and a crew from a magazine planning to run a basketball camp for kids and play pickup games with the locals. it is for new tv show. the state department says it was not contacted about the trip. >> and our meteorologist, mike nicco in. >> a lot of sunshine. could not pass up this beautiful picture off the bay this morning, with warm spring-like temperatures. there is a small drawback: tree pollen will be out control. well find out when the next thing rain comes in and washes that out in the seven-day outlook. >> plus action new study on the power of sleep. how not getting enough can actually change your genes. >> first lady reveals the real source of president obama's gray hair and what she is telling robin roberts about life in the white house. ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help
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